What's the most romantic city in the world? Some people will say Paris or Venice, while others may argue that San Francisco or Montreal are more suitable choices. But perhaps the most romantic city in the world is a place you may not have initially considered...
Las Vegas baby! A metropolis brimming with personality, passion and romance! Nowhere else in the world can you find the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, a Roman Colosseum and a Sphinx-guarded pyramid in a single place.
With the warm weather of Miami, the glamour of Hollywood, and the vibrancy of New York all rolled into one - why wouldn't you plan a romantic getaway here?!
1. Hotels are in a class of their own.
Some of the world's largest and most luxurious hotels are found here, each meticulously decorated to the square inch. Take a romantic gondola ride in the rivers of the Venetian, wander through the mystical secret garden of the Mirage, and even get up close and personal with some of the coolest aquatic animals you'll ever see at the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium.
2. Secret spots to hide away with your sweetheart.
Everyone knows about The Strip, but if you look hard enough, you just might end up discovering some remarkable hidden gems in the city that even the locals don't know about.
Take the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, for example. Among its many five-star restaurants, such as Estiatorio Milos, there's Secret Pizza which sells devilishly good pizzas located on the third floor that can only be found by venturing down a hidden corridor.
3. Romantic restaurants oozing with beauty and splendour.
Las Vegas just knows how to do food right, whether it be fast food like Umami Burger (at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) or luxury dining like at Bellagio's Prime Steakhouse with fountain views. The city's food scene is so top-notch that it even attracts the most talented celebrity chefs worldwide.
Joël Robuchon, Giada de Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Fieri and Wolfgang Puck are just a few of the famous names that have established their own collections of award-winning restaurants in Las Vegas.
Whether you treat your taste-buds to world-class French cuisine at Chef Michael Mina's Bardot Brasserie (in the ARIA), or indulge in juicy, mouthwatering steaks at Mario Batali's Carnevino (located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian /The Palazzo), you and your partner will surely wish your stomachs were bottomless!
4. Endless entertainment and countless memories.
You'll definitely never have to worry about getting bored in Las Vegas, because there are so many things to do that are sure solidify your bond.
If your s/o enjoys window shopping, bring them to the Grand Bazaar Shops. They'll love the amazing scent of the LUSH boutiques, as well as the authentic Turkish ice cream from Marash Turkish Ice Cream.
You could also play a round of futuristic golf at TopGolf Las Vegas, a four-level entertainment venue that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, located right on The Strip.
5. Spectacular attractions will get you and your partner's hearts racing.
The best type of relationship is one built on adventure. Face your fear of heights together and zip-line past the city's stunning buildings from 12-stories high at SlotZilla Zipline.
Get lost in the city's iconic history at the Mob Museum (located in downtown LV), ride the Big Apple Coaster that tears around the front of the New York New York resort at over 100 km/h, and the Neon Museum (north of downtown). Or catch some thrill rides atop the 1,149-ft tall Stratosphere Tower.
6. Dancing is the language of passion.
In Las Vegas, the party never ends. Intrigue (at Wynn Las Vegas), Hakkasan (at MGM Grand), 1OAK (at the Mirage), Marquee (at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas), and OMNIA (at Caesars Palace) will be names you'll remember for the rest of your life once you've partied in them.
Even if "everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas", you'll never forget the incredible acrobatic displays at Light (in Mandalay Bay), or the view of the city from the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub (located in the Rio).
7. Money can buy love!
If shopping is the way to your partner's heart, then Las Vegas definitely has you covered. Even the most dedicated shopaholic will be shopped out. Malls and outlets like The Fashion Show, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and Las Vegas Premium Outlets carry several popular brand names at affordable prices.
For those with Carrie Bradshaw's tastes, the Shops at ARIA carries all the popular luxury brands, including Balenciaga, Celine, Dior, Christian Louboutin, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, and much more. There's something for everyone at the shops in Las Vegas, no matter how big or small your budget may be!
8. Gorgeous pools and spas are like a lover's paradise.
You'll likely want to spend a huge chunk of your day at Las Vegas hotel pools. The most popular one being the iconic Hard Rock Hotel or the Palms Pool & Dayclub, but the Tropicana (which features palm trees and cabanas galore), and the Flamingo (which is laid out like a tropical island paradise) are equally as amazing.
From the very moment the sun rises, pool parties are happening at day clubs like the Marquee (at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas), Daylight (in Mandalay Bay), Daydream (M Resort), and the Encore Beach Club. Dull moments just do not exist in Las Vegas.
9. Feel like absolute royalty and get pampered.
In Las Vegas, every guest is eligible for an ultimate royalty experience. After your day at the pool, there is nothing better than a night at the Four Seasons Spa. The refined atmosphere is ideal to enjoy a serene massage with your lover.
ESPA (at Vdara) spotlights natural treatments and well-being in an incredible 18,000-square-foot, two-level spa, salon and fitness center. Feel like the King and Queen of the world with a luxurious selection of globally-inspired signature treatments, and retreat for a full day of pampering.
Complete the day by grabbing a drink at the Vice Versa Patio & Lounge, complete with cabanas, daybeds and semi-private plunge pools overlooking The Strip.
10. Take your love to new extremes.
As if the city isn't amazing enough, there's also tons for you to do just minutes outside of it. On a beautiful and sunny day, check out the incredible outdoor activities the city has to offer, such as rock-climbing, hiking, boating, water skiing and snowboarding.
Crossing off multiple bucket list items all at once definitely won't be a problem in Vegas!